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Crime Beat: Watch your speed

Another phishing scam is making the rounds say Delta Police
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

May is ICBC Speed Awareness Month, and May 17 to 21 is Canadian Road Safety Week. According to Delta Police, there have been approximately 450 collisions in Delta so far in 2022. Many of these collisions involve one of the following: speed, impairment, distraction, or not being prepared for weather/road conditions.

At approximately 7:50 p.m. on May 15, complainants reported a truck mounted on top of the concrete meridian at Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17A. Police determined that the crash was caused by both speed and impairment. The driver was served a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

On Tuesday morning, volunteers conducted a speed watch on 16th Ave. and Beach Grove.

Here is what they found:

  • four drivers travelling 10 km over the speed limit
  • one driver was travelling 20 km over the speed limit
  • A total of 49 drivers were clocked in under the speed limit.

Scam alert

Another phishing scam is making the rounds.

Please be aware of emails/texts similar to this, where you receive an email from an address claiming to be Canada Post, Amazon, or a shipping company. In this scam, the sender states that you have missed your delivery and are required to pay a fee through a link provided to have your package sent.

Be diligent in checking the return email address. Do not click on links from email addresses that you do not recognize.

DPD snapshot for the week of May 9 to 15 2022:

Number of completed calls: 517

Number of General Occurrence Reports created: 438

False/Abandoned 911 calls: 71

Assist the public: 40

Collisions: 26

Fraud: 8

Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP)

Last week, DPD officers served 10 IRP.

6 - 90-day IRP

4 - 3-day IRP

Just when we think that the message that we do not tolerate impaired driving in Delta is being heard loud and clear, we have a week like this. Ten drivers got behind the wheel of their vehicle after consuming alcohol. Ten drivers put not just their life in danger, but the lives of other drivers. Ten drivers lost the privilege to drive.

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